$800 a week at The Cobblers Marketplace!

After completing this course artisans earn an average

This 32-hour Wash & Deox course is an introduction to sneaker wash and deox. The process taught in this course is done to preserve the "new" look of the sneakers as the paint cracks over time from wear.

2-hour Pre-Course:

30-hour Onsite Workshop:
The Cobblers Academy, Miami FL

August 2 - August 6

August 30 - September 3

The Instructor

Swar Sahgal

Lifetime Value

Course Certificate

With no entry requirements, our trade certificates allow you to learn with motivated peers to develop your craft, broaden existing skills, explore a new career path or life pursuit, or start your own business—and build the artisan network that will help you do it.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to Wash & Deox

    • Course Introduction with Swar Sahgal

  • 02

    Product and Material Identification

    • Product and Material Identification with Swar Sahgal

    • What We're Washing

    • What Are the Materials Being Washed?

  • 03

    Understanding the Washing Process for Different Materials

    • The Washing Process for Different Materials with Swar Sahgal

    • How are different materials and parts of the sneaker treated?

    • What will We be Doing to the Item?

  • 04

    Knowing Your Products and Equipment

    • Knowing Your Products and Equipment with Swar Sahgal

    • Products

    • Equipment and Tools

  • 05


    • Washing with Swar Sahgal

    • Ready to Wash

  • 06

    Understanding Deoxidation

    • Understanding Deoxidation with Swar Sahgal

    • What is Deoxidation?

    • The Deoxidation Process

  • 07

    Finishing and Inspection

    • Inspection & Touch-ups

    • Register for your Lab Course



“I never imagined I would build the skills to become an artisan and make money from my passion to design and build footwear.”


M. Damiano

“The Cobblers Academy is teaching me essential skills to get me on the job faster than traditional 4-year colleges. I have already began apprenticing on the Refinish & Dye team”

G. Martinez


“After three years of training myself to customize sneakers on Youtube, I decided to take my career to the next level. Grateful for these instructors”


E. Lehman